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Dec 3, 2012 10:30am PST
education nation to one in the bottom half. we know the things -- at risk kids are coming from difficult neighborhoods and often broken families, they need a longer school day. that is nothing new there. there's another way to do that without spending a bunch of money. you can get your teachers union to agree to stagger the school day. some teachers come in early and you have study hall, some come in later and you have sports after school. there is a bunch of ways to address education. great teachers more than parent involvement or anything, you put a great teacher in front of a kid, they work miracles. i think our goal is to say that we're going to fix education. we're working statewide to begin to implement. we do not want them filling out multiple choice tests but you have to measure the effectiveness of a teacher. our goal is sitting down with the union and having them at the table to say, how do you help us figure out, i was a geologist. i thought i would be a great geologist. i got laid off. i would still be a geologist. it turned out i was not that good a geologist. not too much f
Dec 9, 2012 8:30pm PST
dedicated his life to public service and is lauded for his work on education, civil- rights national service, immigration, transportation, the environment, and high-tech issues. >> he is also the greatest karaoke sing their -- singer and all of congress. -- in all of congress. [applause] >> he just told me i had five minutes. what do you think of this program? [applause] it is about time. i want to thank francis and fong. i think this is the very first statewide heritage month held with the mayor of san francisco. let me say something about heritage month in san francisco and your mayor. in the old days, you remember san francisco was known for passing all of these anti- chinese ordinances to limit the movement, the productivity of chinese in the city. we know two things. change happens. maybe the state of california is the state of golden opportunities, where we have a chinese-american mayor of san francisco. 35 years ago, congress members passed similar resolutions in both house and the senate to formally recognize the first 10 days of may as asian-pacific heritage week. one year later, pr
Dec 19, 2012 1:30pm PST
in civic and public affairs to education, active participation, and leadership development. >> civic engagement, leadership development, and community servthe theme of tonight's evens a celebration of the achievements and accomplishments of asian-americans in the state of california and our nation. >> ok'ing. -- ok. i would like to introduce our host for this evening. very well known as the first asian-american mayor in san francisco history. mayor lee championed balancing the budget to keep san francisco safe, solvents, and successful. he reformed city pensions. his focus is on economic development, job creation, and building san francisco's future. a great job, especially for helping out families. we want to keep families here. i also wanted to mention a little bit of his past. he was born in 1952 in the beacon hill neighborhood of seattle, washington. his parents immigrated to the u.s. from china and the 1930's. his father fought in world war ii and worked as a cook. he passed away when the mayor was 15. his mother was a seamstress and a waitress. mayor lee has five siblings, he g
Dec 7, 2012 1:00pm PST
's cuts to public education, which the national school board association say could have profound impact if congress doesn't act. and potential cuts to social services. more than 12% of rock island's population lives below the poverty line. and of course, there are tax hikes. at theo's coffee shop, people have a lot to say about washington, d.c. and the fiscal cliff. james cheeks says he is counting on congress to prevent his taxes from going up. >> scary. you know, it's scary. where is that money going to come from, you know, how am i going to pay that extra tax hike. >> reporter: one booth over, ted and gus say they don't think congress can avoid the cliff. >> i hope so, but i don't see it yet. >> if we're going to have standoffs, have that do nothing congress, it is going to be awfully toug to get anything done. >> reporter: potential effects of the fiscal cliff in rock island, illinois aren't necessarily any better or worse than in other cities around the country. the bottom line is if congress fails to act, repercussions will be felt across the country. wolf? >> ted rowlands in rock
Dec 16, 2012 7:00am PST
that have led to this, frankly, national public health crisis here and the gun violence we're experiencing across this great nation. >> we earlier, tom, had a debate here. we heard from a congressman who wants tighter gun restrictions and another individual says the more guns out there, the safer all of us will be. this debate has been going on for a long time. all of our viewers know for a long time. i expect it will intensify. tom, what should be done in the short term to deal with this problem? >> in the short term, we need to talk about it. we need to get our congress to talk about, the president to pursue it, state legislatures to actually pursue it and not treat this like it's the third rail of politics and nobody can bring it up because they won't be elected. frankly, you know, the congressman that have just got elected to the next term are already planning their re-election for two years from now. so, there's a fear among them to take this issue on and end their political careers by trying to take on the powerful gun lobby or some of the misinformation that has been produced out th
Dec 11, 2012 11:00pm PST
's protests. according to the national education association michigan ranks ninth in the country with the average salary for a public teacher being $63,940. here's how one teacher summed up the bill. >> wages will go down. benefits will go down and it is going to hurt small business. it is going to hurt local business. it is just going to hurt michigan. >> jennifer: she's right. lots of pain with this bill. and joining me now is one of the teachers who left her classroom to join the battle to stop the bill. monroe high school history teacher sara ziegler is joining us from michigan. thanks for coming. >> thank you for having me, governor. >> jennifer: you bet. so let's just dial back for a second and explain to people how is it that unions help teachers in the classroom? >> well, in addition to bargaining our wages and our benefits, we're also able to bargain our class size, we're able to bargain supplies. all of the things that we need to do a good job and teach the youth of tomorrow. >> jennifer: you mention
Dec 21, 2012 5:00pm PST
: education secretary arne duncan, in his first public remarks since the shooting, said the nation's overall gun policy needs change. >> one disturbed young man was mad at the world. and i can't help but wonder what he might had done, how this might have been different if he didn't have access to those guns. >>reporter: president obama observed his own moment of silence at the white house -- days after his call for a cross-agency panel to address gun policy -- hoping no community has to endure newtown's heartbreak, again. in washington, i'm karin caifa kron4 news. >> jacqueline: we have been dealing with what weather and more showers. details, coming up. >> pam: the a's apparently staying put in oakland for now. despite a recent push to get the team moved to san jose. kron4's sports' jason appelbaum will be here to break it down. later. >> tonight. now for today's market update. as anticipated. stocks took a nose dive after house republicans called off a vote on raising taxes on the wealthy last night.on wall street. the dow closed the day down 120 points. it had lost as much as 189 at one
Dec 11, 2012 12:00am PST
't stand for deportation. and an education, it doesn't stand for lessening the funding of public education. when it comes to voter suppression, it doesn't stand for denying people the right to vote. they should have that opportunity. they should be able to exercise it. they should not have to stand in long lines and republican officials across the country made it hard for people to vote, but god bless the people, especially here in florida, piers, they were willing to stand in line even after the results of the election were known. they still stayed in line and wanted to cast their ballot. >> it was pretty extraordinary to watch that and a great tribute to americans and their believe in the voting system and the power of their own individual vote. newt gingrich says if hillary clinton runs in 2016, there's no gop candidate whose name has been mentioned who could possibly beat here. would you agree with that? >> she would be extremely formidable. secretary clinton has done an extraordinary job as secretary of state. she served very admirably in the united states senate. the state of new yor
Dec 1, 2012 7:00pm EST
between national security and education. speakers included former secretary of state condoleezza rice and former chancellor of new york city public-school, joel klein, hosted by the foundation for excellence and education. this is about an hour. >> welcome to this evening's bought test of morning joe. [laughter] the energy in this room is nice. how this issue of educational reform has ripened, the combination of need, the talent we see in this room. there is a sense that the moment has a ride. the other is jeb bush. i am a great believer that two things matter in life -- ideas and people. that is the driver of change in history. jeb is a perfect example of in what he is doing. he is the coming together of a person with real talent and drive. the fact that you are here is the greatest salute you could give. condie and that, the the national security background. we used to mess around with something called the rand bond calculated. it used to calculate the cep, t he circular error robert roe -- error probable. are today. we have travelled a considerable distance. when asked what the gre
Dec 31, 2012 8:00am PST
leaders failed to reach an agreement with the nation's third largest school district over education reforms sought by chicago mayor rahm emanuel. >> we will walk the picket lines, we will talk to parents, clergy, we will demand a fair contract today. we demand a fair contract now. >> the protests in yemen and egypt on the tuesday night's storming of the u.s. consulate in benghazi. u.s. ambassador christopher stevens and three other staff members were killed in the attack. >> there are 47% of people who are with the president, who believe they are victims, who believe the government has a responsibility to care for them, who believe they are entitled to health care, food, housing. in titled, that the government should give it to them. >> welcome to a taste of the run the economy. that is a message on the banner that greets you here at this tent city where we are broadcasting from, two hours west of chicago in between wisconsin and iowa, two swing states. this in canton was set up by workers who are faced with losing their livelihoods when the factory across the street from us closes
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Dec 19, 2012 12:00am PST
forms of art. >> what about public art? that's terrible. >> that's another thing. andy said should these kids be singing songs like good christian men rejoice. why not? this is the menc, the music educators national conference. they grapple with these issues all the time. they are always dealing with whiners like yourself. they said in their guidelines they say is it possible to study communism? >> you said whiners. i heard jews. >> we'll get to that. it said is it possible to study communism instead of promoting the seeds of revolution, then yes it would be possible to study sacred music without the sectarian points of view. great for the music educators association. the problem is their guidelines are ignored by the schools. they are all trying to be secular for your suggestion. >> that's actually not my suggestion. i have absolutely no issue with teaching sacred music in music appreciation class. >> i believe you said why not just sing songs like frosty the snowman. >> at a concert, absolutely. two separate issues. >> at a concert aren't you showing what you have learned for the
Dec 13, 2012 3:00am PST
by the national education association the good men and women of the nea, creating public schools for every student in america. you bet. under president dennis van roekel. you can find out more about their good work at bob cusack still with us here as a "friend of bill." managing editor for "the hill." bob, i want to switch to -- not that we've exhausted the fiscal cliff. we'll come back to that. but another big issue congress -- justice antonin scalia got in a little hot water this week. >> you mean noni? >> bill: that's his nickname. antonin scalia. he was at princeton and somebody said you know, justice in the past you've equated homosexuality with beastality. is that really fair and he said basically his own style hey get with it! i mean if you can't have moral feelings about homosexuality can you have moral feelings about murder. puts the two in the same sentence. so the question becomes now you have same sex before the supreme court. can he fairly and evenly and openly rule in that case? hasn't
Dec 20, 2012 7:00am PST
in south asia makes public policy based on what they call the gross national happiness index. this story will make you smile especially if you're from latin america. it's up on our facebook page at facebook/jansingco. ♪ ♪ ♪ [ male announcer ] everyone deserves the gift of all day pain relief. this season, discover aleve. all day pain relief with just two pills. >>> vice president joe biden will meet with law enforcement officers from around the country today to try to find ways to tighten gun laws in the wake of newtown, connecticut. the vice president is leading a new task force to develop ideas to reduce gun violence by no later than next month. president obama announced the initiative at the white house yesterday. >> the fact that this problem is complex can no longer be an excuse for doing nothing. the fact that we can't prevent every act of violence does not mean we can't steadily reduce the violence and prevent the very worst violence. >> joining me now msnbc political analyst and former rnc chairman michael steele and nbc political analyst former democratic governor of penns
Dec 21, 2012 7:00am PST
newtown. this will not nra's first official public comments since 26 students and educators were gunned down a week ago in connecticut. we are expecting to hear from the executive vice president and president any minutem
Dec 10, 2012 6:00am PST
of education which invalidated racial segregation in public schools split the nation in half. within two decades it had become iconic. a high court ruling would similarly divide the nation in 2013 yet given how quickly public opinion is evolving within a decade or so, such a decision would be youthfully applauded. what justice would not be tempted to offer the opinion within a few short years would be known as the brown vs. board of education of the gay rights movement. [ applause ] that was from michael klahrman. >> helpful paragraphs. >> stephanie: mostly helpful. grasping at gay straws here. john roberts wore a sweater around his neck in fire island in 1973. [ ♪ dramatic ♪ ] >> '78? >> stephanie: something. >> that picture was later. >> it was the '80s. >> the collars were too narrows. if it was the 70s, they would have been out to here. >> stephanie: what good does that information do for anybody? we're all very tense. all right. i will talk to some actual legal experts as we -- you know who we should get?
Dec 19, 2012 6:00am PST
. she says for many students at public school, it is their only normalcy. like educators across the nation, my husband and his staff work daily with homeless children broken children, they feet their bodies, characters and minds and souls. they do it for little pay and lousy benefits. they do it despite the disrespect from parents and the public. they do it in the face of disdain from politicos who claim they're policing taxpayer money. they do it even as they're called union thugs. educators are god's workers. no other reason to think a person would endure so much to receive so little. christ-like, really? >> is huckabee's point god killed those kids because he felt he wasn't being mentioned stuff in school? is that your point? >> what exactly -- >> stephanie: how is that not politicizing a tragedy. i have to read a tiny bit more. by kimberly burkett. perhaps your efforts would be better spent not trying to bring your particular brand of religion into a classroom but instead supporting public schools and the wo
Dec 21, 2012 10:00pm PST
the issues raised by that tragedy. gwen ifill will host this evening's collaboration of our national news and scice programs. yesrday, e at wnith education secretary arne duncan for the special. it was the former chicago public school superintendent's first interview since the killings. here's part of their conversation. >> secretary duncan where does the responsibility lie for action here? >> it lies on all of us. all of us as parents, as community leaders, as religious leaders, as political leaders. no one gets to pass on this. and this is to the a time to point fingers or lay blame. often these things, there are lots of inclinations to do that but this is complex and anyone who wants to say there is a simple answer here i think does a great disservice to the complexity and urgency of fundamentally trying to make our country a safer place for our children. >> ifill: the president has asked the committee that you will be on, that vice president biden is going to spearhead to come up with solution or approaches within a month, before the state of the union speech. do you worry that the ou
Dec 7, 2012 8:00pm EST
, particularly k-12 education, which the american public in this poll said is fundamentally important for a competitive nation and for the success of our next generation. they want solutions. they're very hopeful, but they want solutions. they want leaders to compromise. in this poll, as in all, a majority of both parties said their leadership should compromise with the opposition even if it means they accept the policies they do not agree with and if that means some policies around which they decided to vote for the presidential candidate of their choice. consistent with what everything we have been hearing and reading, they do rank debt and the deficit very highly as a priority for elected officials to get done, to compromise, and get to work. they also made it very clear what they have made clear in every one of our previous 14 polls, and they want the debate be connected to their real life and to things they needed to survive in the economy. the kitchen table discussion is important to them, so those priorities are poured to their mind, and they want good jobs, they want effective
Dec 7, 2012 6:00am EST
, particularly k-12 education which the american public in this poll said is fundamentally important for a competitive nation and for the success of our next generation. they want solutions. they are very hopeful, but they want solutions. they want, therefore, leaders to compromise. in this poll, as in all of our polls, a majority of both parties said their leaders should compromise with the opposition and get more done even if it means accepting some policies they don't agree with, and that means even some policies around which they decided to vote for the presidential candidate of their, of their choice. so consistent with what everything we've been hearing and reading, they do rank debt and the deficit very highly as a priority for elected officials to get done, to compromise and get to work. but they also made it very clear what they have made clear in every one of our previous 14 polls, and that is they want the debate to be connected to their real life and to things that they need to survive and thrive in this economy. the kitchen table discussion, if you will, is very importan
Dec 3, 2012 3:00am PST
. we are coming to you live from our nation's capitol, brought to you today by the national education association, indeed good men and women under president dennis van rockier creating great public schools for every student in america. follow more of their good work at a little braying -- first let's welcome to the studios this hour, a good friend and a colleague of mine from the white house, covers the white house for huffington post jennifer bendry. nice to see you. >> hi, bill. >> thanks for coming in. peter okaygburn here in studio. >> hey. >> allegation breaking news this morning thanks to michaelen from politico here, reporting that president obama ms. has decided and will announce he is asking debbie wasserman schultz today on as dnc chair, which i think is a good choice. can't argue with the results? right. >> that's a pretty good move. why would he go with somebody else right now? if you look at debbie wasserman schultz' role nancy pelosi decided to stay on and there is a domino effect when that happens. if she stays, basically the lea
Dec 21, 2012 8:00pm EST
. but this campaign, we can lobby rft. we can educate the public. we can create an understanding that change the attitude. as the scottish youth parliament approves the national campaign last year, we can make a difference. when i'm older, i want to send my children died so you know what? financier h. is for this amazing organization that led the way to make sure runflat to get married. isn't it time we accepted it a marriage quacked [cheers and applause] >> thank you for that very strong opening speech. to oppose the motion, ipod from the southwest. please welcome mr. jack mathews. [applause] mr. speaker, as someone who hasn't even had their first proper smoke yet -- [laughter]
Dec 10, 2012 3:00am PST
nation's capitol. and we are bought to you this morning by the national education association, good men and women of the nea under president dennis van rockier creating great public school for every student in america. filed out more on their website at mitt romney spending millions and millions and millions more dollars on staff rewarding his staff than president obama did. thought this guy was supposed to be so good at balancing his budget. we will tell you about that in just a second. but first, at this difficult time -- happy time of the year actually but tough for some people because it's tough to meet the demands of the holiday season. looking to make some extra money each month. here is something you might want to take a look at, america's leading work-from-home business giving you an opportunity to take advantage of no matter your aiming, education or experience. you can literally own money on your own computer from your own kitchentable 24/7. all you need is a little bit spare time and the training you will get from inco
Dec 29, 2012 7:00am PST
that caused the accident. we are just trying to get education out to the public that know your tides, know your limits and go out with a good plan. >> the national park service park police and the coast guard will investigate what happened in this case. the marin county coroner is not identitying the victims until their families have been told. >> oakland police are searching for the gun plan in two separate late night shootings. in the first a stray bullet wounded a young girl. it happened after ten on 19th and franklin in downtown oakland. she is listed in stable condition. two hours later at midnight a man was shot several times on the 1700 block of 13 street. he too is listed in stable condition. no arrests have been made in either case. >>> a rising crime rate is just one of the problems facing the new police consultant. the former police chief is expected to take over in february and he is also going to have to tackle the issues. san francisco's district attorney who works with him in los angeles believes he has a lot to offer. >> allow him to provide the knowledge base that is re
Dec 18, 2012 1:00am EST
, and at the same time, improving the education of massachusetts students. as the 2012 nominee for president, mitt romney brought a successful record of public service to the people, private enterprise experience, and principled solutions to meet the challenges our nation faces. the popular vote is over. as mitt romney said in his concession speech, this is a time of great challenges for america, and i pray that president obama will be successful in getting our nation. as a true show of bipartisanship, i was going to quote again. at, this, we cannot risk partisan bickering. our leaders have to reach across the aisle to do the people's work, and we the citizens also have to rise to the occasion. as another step beyond partisan bickering, it is my honor to place the nomination for you, the president of the united states, the name of mitt romney. thank you. [applause] >> thank you, mr. pope. is there a second to the nomination for mitt romney as president of the united states? i recognize michael esser of the fourth district to second the nomination. >> i second the nomination for mitt romney as pres
Dec 13, 2012 9:00am EST
elected in 1988, herb kohl has been a champion for public education fighting to give students the tools they need to succeed in the modern workforce. he's made fighting crime in wisconsin and across the nation a priority, advancing investments in antidrug and antigang programs. he's worked to reduce juvenile crime and ensure private funding of state and local public agencies. he's been a strong voice for the wisconsin dairy farmers, a valued member of the judiciary committee, banking kph-lt, -- committee and the special committee on aging and done so much for the aging population in america today. he's been a leader in many different legislative initiatives. herb cole is a fine man, a wonderful human being, i so admire and appreciate him. he's a distinguished senator, a devoted representative to the people of wisconsin and his presence will be missed in the senate. i wish him the very, very best in his retirement. would the chair announce the business of the day. the presiding officer: under the previous order, the leadership time is reserved. under the previous order, the senate will b
Dec 7, 2012 10:30pm EST
, and improving education, particularly in kindergarten through 12 education, which the american public and this poll says is fundamentally an important for a competitive nation and for the success of our next generation. they want solutions. they are very hopeful. but they want solutions. compromise. in this poll, as in all of our polls, a majority of both parties say their leaders should compromise with the opposition and get more done, even if it means accepting some policies they do not agree with, and that means even some policies around which they decided to vote for the presidential candidate of their choice, so consistent with everything we have been hearing and reading, they do rank debt and the deficit very high as a priority for elected officials to get done, compromise, and get to work, but they also made it very clear and made it clear in every one of our previous 14 polls, they want the debate to be connected to their real life, things they need to survive and thrive in this economy. the kitchen table discussion, if you will, is very important to them. they want good jobs.
Dec 10, 2012 11:00pm EST
the ability of doctoral education needed to help me to national goals for energy and environment and security in the 21st century. the working group of the national academy inform public opinion, shape policy. that question posed by congress is pretty complicated and those leaders needed to put together a panel. from business, an industry, academy, government i have the privilege of being a member of the panel. asking for action three universities with 10 recommendations with the time frame between five and 10 years. focus on policies more international students are applying to come. >> fact is because of the chinese food. but we benefit more after they graduate percolated is our national interest to attract and keep these people. many but to be as efficient as possible and insure a larger number of researchers remain in the country to recommend to obtain permanent and let's grant to have the area of national needs there're a recent actions of congress and the house has passed h.r. 64 -- 6424 to create a green card program for those with advanced degrees. the senate will not consider the bill
Dec 27, 2012 7:00am PST
of passing new ones 46% of the public wants and forced her loss of 47 once new legislation. education officials and officials at santa cruz city schools are expected to consider a resolution next month calling for stricter national gun-control laws. the school board's vice president is drafting a symbolic statement calling for a ban on assault weapons and high capacity ammunitions nationwide. the vice president is also asking for greater state and federal investment and mental health care. police shut down 37 street between market and linden street and evacuate to the place to after someone wanted to turn and some old cnc from world war two. the bomb squad was called in to remove the more than 5 lbs. of explosives and had to close off the 900th lot of 30's that sixth street at market. a live look from our ban as rooftop and look at the warm sampras's go sunshine. [ female announcer ] this is a special message from at&t. [ male announcer ] it's no secret that the price of things just keeps going up. [ female announcer ] but we have some good news. it's our bundle price promise. [ male
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